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Journey to the Table is a spiritual formation experience for young adults offered by The Upper Room. It allows participants to explore faith through authentic teaching and fosters open discussion through which participants can build relationships with a community of peers.
Journey to the Table can be used as a weekend retreat, a curriculum for up to 7 sessions, or adapted for weekly/monthly gatherings. Through teaching, reflection, and discussion on identity, relationships, Christian action, and more, it guides participants to explore their own story, their faith journey, scripture, and how they might use their experience and passions to transform their homes, schools, places of work, and communities.
Journey to the Table is designed for young adults ages 18 – 35. It is a great resource for churches looking to reenergize their young adult ministry or college campus ministries looking to engage students in a meaningful experience.
The Journey to the Table Starter Kit includes all the items you need to start planning your event, including:
- All position-specific resources, including Talk Guides and position descriptions
- The event Leaders’ Manual and Team Manual
- The schedule
This kit is designed to be your one-stop shop for Journey to the Table. It includes PDF downloads of all the manuals so you can share them with your team.
Journey to the Table Participant
“What I appreciated most about Journey to the Table was that it created a setting for deep, meaningful conversation about how spirituality intersects with everyday life. It provided topics that are relevant for young adults and a space where we could talk about how our questions and applications of faith show up in our real lives. I think people in my life stage are longing for opportunities to engage in spiritual conversation and talk about where we find meaning in life, but we’re not always sure how to start those conversations or how to create space for cultivating that kind of connection. Journey to the Table offered a helpful framework to support thoughtful engagement in community.”
Journey to the Table Leader
“Journey to the Table works well with young adults because it focuses on such a unique life stage. It focuses on the transitions of the young adult world, whatever that transition looks like in your life. It talks about how to be in a faith community and how to live out your faith wherever you are. Journey to the Table, in its name and practice, invites young adults, no matter where they are on this journey of life, to the table, to a place that is welcoming and life-giving. It invites young adults into deeper relationship with God, with one another, and with themselves.”
Nick and Kindall Deitmen
Journey to the Table Participants
“We loved our time at Journey to the Table! It was so meaningful to be a part of a community where we could have open conversation about identity and faith and finding our purpose and place in this world. We left with new friendships and a deep sense of connection.”
Rev. Nancy Parker
Journey to the Table Leader